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Local Guide to A Weekend In Belfast

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and has all the attractions that larger national capitals have such as historic landmarks and a vibrant nightlife. It’s one of the best places to visit in Ireland, for good reason!

Stay in Dublin and travel to Belfast

Heading to Belfast for the weekend break? We have picked out some of the best things for you to do!

The Mac

MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) | Things To See Belfast | Europa Hotel

The Mac is Belfast’s Metropolitan Arts Centre. It is free to enter and comprises of three major galleries with their own exhibitions. It sometimes offers theatre performances, art shows and much more that are wonderful for the whole family. Check out their website for more information.

Belfast Black Cab tour

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History enthusiasts will want to take part in this private tour where you will explore Belfast in a London black cab. You will learn all about the challenging moments in Ireland’s history. As you go you will enjoy your private guides narration, check out historic photographs and stop to marvel at the Belfast peace walls.

The Crown Bar

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One of Belfast most popular bars dates to the 1820s and steeped with history. It still boasts many of its original features such as gaslighting, ornately tiled interior and heated footrests. They serve some delicious, hearty pies and have an extensive whiskey and gin collection.

The Titanic Experience

Titanic BelfastExplore the world’s largest Titanic experience where the Titanic was built. Journey through 9 large galleries of the state-of-the-art interactive exhibition to uncover the true story of the Titanic, from who worked on the ship, to its first voyage and the tragic sinking of the Titanic that took place in 1912. The museum’s building is shaped like prow of a ship and really allows you to immerse yourself in what was such a historic moment.

Ulster Museum

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One of Belfast’s biggest museums and it is located within the botanic gardens. Both attractions are free to enter. The museum contains exhibitions across areas such as archaeology, art, natural history and much more. Make sure to stop and look at the 77-metere long tapestry that features a scene from every episode of Game of Thrones!

Ox Belfast

Ox Restaurant - Belfast, Northern Ireland | OpenTable

This innovative Michelin starred restaurant offers a 6- course summer menu or a 2-course lunch menu. Overlooking the River Lagan, it is a must visit when visiting Belfast.

 

The Grafton Hotel is located just a few minutes away from Houston Station which will leave you in Belfast City.

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